Night Sky April 2017
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The Night Sky This Month: April 2017

March 29, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

As the winter constellations gradually start disappearing off the western horizon, their spring counterparts have started rising to prominence in the night sky. Three such constellations can easily be observed in the northern sky during […]

Plato and Lunar Alpine Valley
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The Night Sky This Month: March 2017

February 28, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

This year, the Spring Equinox falls on Monday, March 20th, a date which officially marks the beginning of the astronomical spring in the Northern Hemisphere, although meteorologically speaking the season actually starts on March 1st. […]

Tycho and Copernicus on the Moon
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The Night Sky This Month: January 2017

December 31, 2016 Peter Christoforou 0

Happy New Year! January 2017 offers stargazers an opportunity to see the winter sky’s most prominent constellations, as well five planets, and a wonderful meteor shower called the The Quadrantids. Here’s our monthly guide that […]

The Leonids
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The Night Sky This Month: November 2016

October 31, 2016 Peter Christoforou 0

Constellations In the early evening, the “Summer Triangle” consisting of the brightest stars in Cygnus, Lyra and Aquila appears in the southern sky before moving overhead and traveling progressively westwards as the night advances. To […]

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